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Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Kent Up Close

Do you wonder what its like to live in Kent? Curious about your community and its businesses? Follow Kent Up Close for original content from Kentites about our community, our restaurants, our leaders and more.

We’ll be publishing original content monthly that highlights some key aspects of living and working in Kent, Ohio. Do you have an idea for an article? Message us on Facebook!

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About Main Street Kent

Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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Main Street Kent’s Best

If our volunteers are the heart of Main Street Kent, our businesses our the soul. We highlight our Main Street Kent Volunteer and Business of the Week every week. Follow Main Street Kent on our Facebook page to learn more about our volunteers and participating businesses.

 Featured Volunteers

Josh Rider

Josh is on the MSK Board of Directors and will be chair of the Business Enhancement Committee in 2020. He’s an amazing volunteer and here’s why he chooses to serve MSK:
“I serve as the Interim Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Adult and Veteran Services at Kent State University. What does that mean exactly? I oversee a unit of higher education professionals who work every day to ensure the success of our military connected, parenting, and adult students. Personally, I connected immediately with the Kent community when I relocated here in 1996 to finish my degree. Today I work and volunteer so as to give back to the community that has given me so much and is directly responsible for my success.”


 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent

Carnaby Street Style

Carnaby Street Style is an apparel and accessory boutique inspired by the fashions and experiences of Carnaby Street, London. You’re sure to find something great for yourself or a gift for someone special!